Remember last month when I blogged about how my bra set off the metal detector at a Los Angeles airport? Well, it seems I was lucky that I was only wanded up and down by a female TSA agent before being allowed to proceed through the terminal.
According to the Associated Press, an Idaho woman named Lori Plato wasn’t so lucky. When she and her husband entered a federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene, her bra also set off the security alarm. Plato claims the U.S. Marshals Service then asked her to remove her bra before entering the building! And not only that, she says they gave her no viable options for doing so with any measure of privacy. Plato said, “I asked if I could go into the bathroom because they didn’t have a privacy screen and no women security officers were available. They said, ‘No.'” She also claimed that when she placed her bra on the security conveyor belt, “One of the officers said, ‘It’s a girl.'”